The Caddo Herald
August 5, 1938
Lake Brewer is a Pioneer Who Has a Fund of Stories
It is a liberal education in the history of the country to hear Lake Brewer tell about the old times in Caddo. Brewer came to Caddo from near Gunter, Texas in the year 1893 (he never told why).
Lake Brewer had done a lot of things to make a living, but mostly he sold groceries- good groceries, full weight. Back in the early nineties he clerked in several stores; said he got fired one time because sales dropped below $500 a day. Lake Brewer was one of the first to own a really good automobile and in it he took more folks to the hospital than any ambulance in the county, without pay. He was generous in every way to those unfortunate enough to need such service.
Lake Brewer owns his grocery business, building, house and farms and takes a lively interest in church and civic affairs. He is always attentive to business, but never too busy to neglect a chance to help his fellow man.
There are a few things we are not going to tell about Lake since he pays us not to. An intimate acquaintance of nearly forty years with Lake Brewer has led us to remark on several occasions that he was one of the finest men we ever knew in a lifetime rich in the men we have known.
Lake Brewer has an inexhaustible fund of stories about people he has known, incidents that he has observed. He is a story teller de luxe. You do not have to believe all stories he tells, but he believes them, so why quibble.
Since starting these short sketches of old timers we’ve tried to figure how many beans Lake has sold, and how many prunes he has peddled, but we ran out of numerals before we got a solution. It is safe to say that Lake Brewer has sold enough onions in his time to flavor the breath of all the cute debutantes in America.
If all citizens were like Lake Brewer there would be no need of jails or courts.